Friday, December 30, 2016

The Prophets Who Cry 'Wolf' Harold Camping, Mark Biltz, John Hagee, And Jonathan Cahn

Published on Feb 27, 2017

False prophets and prophecies in the world and the church

By Don Koenig

The liar's club

The false prophets have always been with us but never was there such a proliferation of prophecies pointing to the end of the 20th century and then 2012 AD and now 2016 or 2017 as the end of the age. None of the modern prophets that I have examined about prophecies near the end of 20th century were correct. The 2012 false prophets were wrong as well as will be the more modern date setters using twisted scriptures or pagan information( i.e. JONATHAN CAHN PICTURED ABOVE).
The time is way past for the prophecies that were supposed to have been fulfilled at the end of 20th century. Nevertheless, many of the same false prophets  are still being followed. (Those who just give world trends, opinions, or teach about signs of the times do not claim to be prophets. These should not be confused with this group of liars that claim supernatural knowledge or direct revelation about the future.)

Instead of holding the false prophets accountable for what they say, a strange thing happens to their faithful followers.
They try to find some obscure meaning to what they once thought was a clear prophecy. The followers of these false prophets say we just misunderstood what was meant in the prophecy so they twist the meaning to mean something else (followers of Nostradamus love this trick). Or they say that the prophetic event changed due to human intervention. If that could be proven to be the case then logically all prophecy about future events would be totally worthless.
Another method the false prophets use to keep their following after the time for the prophecy has come and gone, is to say that the precise timing of the prophecy can change (even though they previously put a date on it). They say the event will still happen but of course it never does unless its fulfillment in time is obvious. If gullible people are going to believe these type of excuses then how can any prophet ever be proven false? CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW AND OBSERVE HOW MR. CAHN DID THIS EXACTLY TO HIS FOLLOWERS WORLD WIDE:
If the people of today lived in ancient Israel the directive by God to stone false prophets could never be carried out by the generation that was given the prophecies. They would have to wait for all the excuses to expire. (Using today's rational for God's directive we could only stone the false prophets after they died of natural causes.)
God who is outside of time can see the end from the beginning. Only those prophets who truly hear from God can tell us the future. When destruction was prophesied by the prophets of God in ancient Israel the lying false prophets were also there telling everyone a more ear pleasing story.
Today, like in ancient Israel, there is a surge of modern lying false prophets who contradict God and tell people delusions of their own mind or what they heard from demons. The problem demons have is that they are stuck in time like every other created being. Satan can only guess the future, try to influence it (if God allows), or read the prophetic scriptures and repeat what God has already written. Satan's lying false prophets are almost always wrong unless God (for his own purpose) has used them to deceive those who wish to believe lies.

The test of a true prophet of God was they had to be 100 percent correct at the cost of their lives. If that test were enforced today there would be no living prophets alive on earth today.

Some of the false prophecies given by top secular prophets in the limelight recently

- Followers of Nostradamus have interpreted his writings to say many things but the clearest passage was that something earth-shaking would come from the sky in July 1999.
- Edgar Cayce's readings clearly said the earth's poles would shift in 1998.
- Gordon Michael Scallion along with a lot of Scallion clones said that the Western part of the United States would be underwater within a few years (this was said two decades ago). He and others even drew maps of the new world.
- Jean Dixon in one of her first books said there would be nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia in 1988.
- Ed Dames -- a remote viewer, who claims 100 percent accuracy said on the Art Bell show that the earth would be stripped of vegetation by things that would come from the Hal Bob comet and that there would be 200 to 300 MPH winds devastating the whole world. He also said people would have to move underground and that eighty percent of the population of the world would be killed. He said all this would occur within 3 1/2 years. (this was said in 1996). This is the same nut case who claimed to have remote viewed Satan. He still can be found spouting his latest delusions to the media.
- Robert Ghost Wolf in 1996 said on the Art Bell show "the next 120 days will see the biggest change in man's consciousness in the history of the world."

This article was published about the accuracy of Astrologers:

"Thursday, December 16, 2004

Hardly Any Predictions Came True

By Wolfgang Polzer
Special to ASSIST News Service

DARMSTADT (ANS) -- It was a bad year for astrologers. The Society for Scientific Research of Para-Sciences in Rossdorf near Darmstadt, Germany, examined
90 predictions about the year 2004; none of them came true.

One astrologer predicted in 2003 that US-President George W. Bush would be assassinated. Los Angeles was due to be destroyed by asteroids. German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder should have handed in his resignation and would have been replaced by opposition leader Angela Merkel according to astrological forecasts.

“Clairvoyants usually turn out to be failures,” says mathematician Michael Kunkel of the Society. He recalls that astrologer Patricia Bahrani predicted a terror attack on Berlin and Anton Tewes even a nuclear attack on New York.

Some predictions are so general that they may be interpreted either way. Others are incomprehensible to normal human beings. Astrologer Rosalinde Haller, for instance, foresaw “serial vibrations in Southern Australia”. She did not even bother to explain what she meant, commented Kunkel."

Yet, all of these false prophets and all the rest of the loonies like them still have a following???

Prophets in the Church?

There are the self appointed Christian prophets who claim to receive special revelation from God. They tend to appear on the Prophecy Club or TBN or other "Christian" media and they also travel from city to city giving "their prophetic message from God". The prophets message from God are almost always wrong and in the case of the "Prophecy Club" (Stan Johnson's Prophecy Club not Lahaye's Prophecy Club), they promote lies and hate against the government that God has given us. Many who follow Stan Johnson's teachings are neo-Nazi Christian identity loonies who like to identify with a homemade version of Christianity that lives by the sword. I have never heard one of Stan Johnson's guest prophets on the Prophecy Club ever give a message that has come true. Most of these false prophets tell the discontented what they wish to hear rather than any real message from God.
Pat Robertson of the 700 club and CBN has claimed prophecies from God every year for quite some time and he has yet to be right about anything that he claims the Lord told him. Even so, he still has a great following.

In the "Latter Rain Movement" we see Christians opening up schools to teach others how to become prophets. The founders of these schools and their students claim that prophetic gifts are learned from self effort and practice. Usually what you hear from these self proclaimed church prophets is flowery speech that speaks to the fleshly desires of those who love to hear a "personal word from the Lord through "His anointed". In most cases even their misty messages are proven wrong.
Their standard excuse for this is that the prophetic gifts ministry in the Church is one that has a learning curve. In other words, until they get it right they can be wrong!

There also are the traveling prophets who claim to have a word of God for you in the Pentecostal and Charismatic circles. I do not discount all of them because God sometimes does speak through members of the Church. The ones that travel from church to church as a ministry are my focus. I will only speak on this topic from my own experiences and I will give just three of my own experiences from those who claim these prophetic gifts.

+ Once a well know pastor and evangelist in charismatic circles claimed such a gift and he had the church come forward. When he got to me he put his hand on me to push me over and said to me "God is telling me something about you" With eager ears I listened. He said nothing further to me and went promptly to the next person. I guess what God told him about me is still his secret. By the way, that fellow was well known Word of Faith teacher named Charles Capps.
+ A women who was a former prostitute did a regular circuit with her prophetic gifts. She was invited to our small singles group and she had a prophecy for everyone. In my case she rebuked the spirit of financial poverty. I was going to college on the GI bill at the time so I guess that spirit really needed rebuking. She said the first love offering taken for her was not sufficient so they passed the hat around the second time. I found out later that she had a secret prophetic message for my fiancée. She told her I was not the right person for her. Turns out she was correct but apparently the 5 or 6 men that this woman married over the years were not right for her either.
+ Another traveling women claiming prophetic gifts was invited by some Charismatic influential people in the large singles group that I co-led in a very large, very conservative, Presbyterian church. I was not involved in recruiting her to do her act. At the meeting she gave a message to anyone who came up. I did not come up but I know she spent quite some time with a lady in the group who the next morning committed suicide by putting her head under the wheel of a bus. I have to wonder what this women said to her. Surely she should have at least told someone in leadership that the women was in grave danger if she really had any prophetic gifts.

False prophets in Catholic circles

There are the false prophets of Mary with their very deceptive message of coming signs and earning brownie points through rote prayers and penance. The "queen of heaven" that they believe in is the same "queen of heaven" demon that Babylon worshiped, even if it disguises itself as Mary. The danger besides spiritual adultery is that those looking for signs and wonders are the ones most likely to be deceived by the signs and wonders of the Antichrist's False Prophet.

The desire to believe lies

People have very short memories because they continue to follow these liars in spite of their dismal record. The success rate of modern prophets has been researched by reporters and was found to be no better than chance. Less then 2% of prophecies came true and even that two percent was something that most people could foretell without any prophetic gift. Many people that accept these lies by liars also accept the false gospel of works that always accompany the messages. These messages are always telling people what they must pray or do to save the world from disaster. The common new age pagan message in the prophecies is very revealing as to the source of these lies.

Signs of the time

The pagan new age themes (such as the claims that mankind will somehow evolve to a Christ consciousness) that accompanies the lying prophets is a true sign that we are living in the last days when men will not endure sound doctrine but will accept doctrines of demons and then claim they came from God. The false prophets in the church are unstable men and woman that are just blowing their own horn to tickle gullible ears. That was all predicted to happen in the end times by God's own prophetic word.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

WND made false claims that Jonathan Cahn fits the ‘definition of a biblical prophet’

World News Daily’s (WND) is continuing to promote the failed watchman Jonathan Cahn:
Cahn the ‘definition of a prophet’
From his father’s harrowing escape from Nazi Germany to his once-staunch atheism to his authorship of “The Harbinger” (which appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 100 weeks despite virtually no secular media coverage), the question of just who Jonathan Cahn is has finally been answered.
He’s “America’s Prophet,” and his incredible life and work are featured in the new documentary “The Harbinger Man: The Jonathan Cahn Story.”
“After hearing his core message, one I heard and read before a thousand times, it suddenly had new meaning for me,” said Joseph Farah, founder and CEO of WND. “There’s timeliness to what Jonathan Cahn writes and preaches: either we take notice and turn from our wicked ways, or face the death of a once godly nation.
“He doesn’t like to be called a prophet, but if he is not a prophet for our time then I don’t know the definition of a prophet.”
As a type of ‘prophet,’ Jonathan Cahn should be considered a false one.
I have long denounced his inaccuracies (see also Pat Robertson declared ‘Harbinger’ author as God’s prophet; is he right about 2015?). and The September ‘harbinger’ convergence?).
There are a few  to denounce here.
One is his so-called second of his nine harbingers call The Terrorist.  Jonathan Cahn argues that similar to the way that the kingdom of Israel was attacked by Assyrians, the United States was attacked by Al-Qaeda. Part of his rationale is that he claims that the Assyrians were a Semitic people, children of the Middle East as were the terrorists of 9/11.
There are several problems with that.  The Assyrians did not make an attack one day and then become repulsed for more than a decade afterwards.  Second, the Assyrians are not quite the Semitic people that Jonathan Cahn claims–for details about the Assyrians’ background, check out Germany’s Assyrian Roots Throughout History.  And third, I do not believe that Jonathan Cahn understands Assyria’s role in prophecy (see Germany in Biblical Prophecy).
Let me add that Jonathan Cahn’s nine harbingers all have to do with the 9/11 attack, and were after-the-fact analyses/opinions, not really prophecies.
The second point, which I have referred to in the past, but want to update today has to do with his claimed Shemitah year.  Jonathan Cahn also was one who popularized the idea that the four blood moons of 2014 and 2015 had significant prophetic significance. Specifically related to September 2015, Jonathan Cahn promoted the idea of a global economic collapse with them and his claimed Shemitah.
Yet, WND attempted to claim that the financial markets were impacted  in the wake of the Shemitah when it had the headline Markets tumbling in Shemitah’s wake (see Dow Jones up in the ‘wake of the Shemitah’?). So, let’s look at this again.  The DOW Jones Industrial Average opening at the start of their claimed Shemitah year was 17,033.93 and the DOW Jones Industrial Average last close, which was on Friday was 17,084.49.   The DOW is UP now, not down, in the ‘wake of the Shemitah.’  The same day it posted the article, it posted when with the headlines  IT’S SUPERNATURAL! Learn the significance of the Shemitah cycle (see Dow Jones up in the ‘wake of the Shemitah’?).
What does any of that have to do with Jonathan Cahn?
Well WND has been selling his books for years.  And here is something that Jonathan Cahn said related to the last day of his claimed Shemitah year:
I can tell you now that if Almighty God continues His pattern of judgment on the USA, the financial collapse of the US dollar, will happen on Sunday, the 13th of September 2015.–Luck-7s-..
So, Jonathan Cahn’s views on the Shemitah were wrong.
While Jonathan Cahn has correctly pointed out that the USA is moving further away from God, Jonathan Cahn was wrong about the Shemitah, aspects of his ‘harbingers,’ blood moons, and other points.  Notice his points related to the blood moons:
The tribulation DID NOT begin with any of the four blood moons.
It is true that, short of national repentance, the USA is doomed. Some Catholics, some Protestants, some secularists, and most in the COGs realize this. The COG has cited 2 Chronicles 7:14 for decades and applied it to the USA (e.g. Armstrong HW. Modern Romans, 1975), and I have also warned for decades (see also Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel)– Jonathan Cahn is not unique in that way.
While Jonathan Cahn has some points right, he has several that are wrong.
Additionally, earlier this year, Jonathan Cahn also made a claim about the Temple:
“We know that end-time prophecy cannot be fulfilled without the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem,” Cahn, a Messianic Jewish rabbi in New Jersey, told WND.
His contentions that a temple must be rebuilt in this age are biblically wrong (see Why is a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem Not Required?).
Sadly, WND is not the only place to call Jonathan Cahn a prophet. A while back, Pat Robertson said:
God…has ordained this young man as His prophet…Jonathan…
Is Jonathan Cahn God’s prophet as Pat Robertson stated?
No, he is not.  If Jonathan Cahn is a prophet, I would have to say that he is a false prophet.
Jonathan Cahn does not meet the New Testament criteria, plus his errors and misunderstanding of various matters disqualifiy him (to learn more about prophets, please see the article How To Determine If Someone is a True Prophet of God and/or watch the video also titled How to determine if someone is a true prophet of God).
WND also called Jonathan Cahn a ‘watchman’ (see WND claims ‘Harbinger Man’ is a ‘watchman’), but he was most certainly not God’s watchman. However, God does use watchmen (see Go, Set a Watchman).
While I do NOT believe that Jonathan Cahn is a true Christian, I do believe that he is contributing to the fulfillment of prophecies like the following:
1 But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. 2 And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3 By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber. (2 Peter 2:1-3)
Jonathan Cahn needs to publicly repent before it is too late.  WND needs to stop promoting him.
Some items of related interest may include:
The ‘Harbinger’ and September 2015 Are you aware of many events that are to happen in 2015? These expected events include the end of military operation Jade Helm, a claimed end to a Shemitah year by Jonathan Cahn, Pope Francis speaking before US Congress, Pope Francis speaking before the United Nations, a planned UN proposal to recognize the State of Palestine, and the fourth of four ‘blood moons’ of 2014 & 2015.
Messianic Judaism Beliefs Differ from the Continuing Church of God Both groups keep the seventh-day Sabbath, but have important differences in doctrines and practices. Here is a link to a related sermon: Messianic Jewish Beliefs.
Germany’s Assyrian Roots Throughout History Are the Germanic peoples descended from Asshur of the Bible? Have there been real Christians in Germanic history? What about the “Holy Roman Empire”? There is also a You-Tube video sermon on this titled Germany’s Biblical Origins.
Germany in Biblical Prophecy Does Assyria in the Bible equate to an end time power inhabiting the area of the old Roman Empire? What does prophecy say Germany will do and what does it say will happen to most of the German people? Here are links to two sermon videos Germany in Bible Prophecy and The Rise of the Germanic Beast Power of Prophecy.
Just What Do You Mean — Repentance? Do you know what repentance is? Have you truly repented? Repented of what? Herbert W. Armstrong wrote this as a booklet on this important subject.
When You Sin: Do You Really Repent? This is an article by Charles F. Hunting. A related sermon is Confess to God and truly repent.
The Day of Atonement–Its Christian Significance The Jews call it Yom Kippur, Christians “The Day of Atonement.” Does it have any relevance for Christians today? What is the Jubilee? Is fasting healthy?
Why is a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem Not Required? Although people like Timothy LaHaye teach a third Jewish temple is required, who is ‘the temple of God” in the New Testament? Does the Bible require a rebuilt Jewish Temple? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Por qué no se requiere un templo judío en Jerusalén? Here is a link to a sermon titled The Temple, Prophecy, and the Work.
Jade Helm, Captivity, and Prophecy Jade Helm 15 is scheduled by the US Army Special Operations Command to be held from July 15 – September 15, 2015. Some are concerned that this is a prelude to martial law and imprisonment of American political dissidents by the Obama Administration. Is there anything to this? Will the USA be one day taken captive? If so, by whom? What does the Bible teach about conspiracies like Jade Helm?
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2015, 2016, or 2017? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2014 o 2015? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon video: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives.
Blood Moons and Prophecy There are four ‘blood moons’ expected in 2014 and 2015. Do they signal the Day of the Lord or the return of Jesus Christ? A related YouTube video is also available: Blood Moons, Prophecy, 2014, and 2015.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. Information is also in the YouTube sermons titled Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? Why does it matter? and British are the Covenant People. A short YouTube of prophetic interest may be Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.
Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?
Why Be Concerned About False and Heretical Leaders? There have been many false leaders–here is some of why you should be concerned about them. Here is a related article in the Spanish language ¿Por qué estar preocupado acerca de falsos y heréticos líderes?.
How To Determine If Someone is a True Prophet of God There are many false prophets. How can Christians determine who is a true prophet? There is also a sermon-length video titled How to determine if someone is a true prophet of God. Here is a related link in Spanish/español: ¿Cómo determinar si alguien es un verdadero profeta de Dios?

Dear Mr.  Joseph Farah,

Although I am generally an enthusiastic fan of your work, I must write to you today to strongly protest your propagation of an egregious lie.
Jonathan Cahn is a Christian minister, not a rabbi [“‘Harbinger’ rabbi: ‘Smile of heaven’ removed from America”] He professes a belief in and evangelizes for the divinity of Jesus of Nazareth. In professing his Christian faith, he denies the principles of Judaism. The faith systems are mutually exclusive. As a Christian minister he should be listened to; as a rabbi he is a patent fraud.
He is, of course, welcome to follow the dictates of his heart in matters of belief, as are we all. But you more than anyone should know that words matter. Addressing him as a “rabbi” is to conflate the tenets of Christianity with Judaism and insults both.
Jews and Christians have much in common, particularly in the arenas of Israel advocacy, public policy and good works. But Jews and Christians must differ in matters of theology – with candor, goodwill and respect – but differ nonetheless.
Legitimizing [Cahn] as a rabbi (and so-called “Messianic Judaism” in general) only serves to perpetuate the deeply held Jewish conviction that Christian Zionist Advocacy has, at its root, an ulterior, nefarious and evangelical agenda. Intellectual integrity demands a clarification.

Rabbi Yehoshua Mizrachi